JOHN

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Biblical PN (NT) 1. NT beloved apostle of JESUS CHRIST (1 Nephi 14:27; 2 Nephi 28:6; Ether 4:16)

Etymology

KJV JOHN, Johanan, Jehohanan all = HEBREW yĕhôḥānān, yôḥānān "Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh has been gracious, Yahweh has given grace,[1] Yahweh has favored, shown favor to,"[2] (2 Kings 25:23; 1 Chronicles 3:15; 6:1-15 [ MT 5:27-41 ]; 12:4-5, 12-13; 26:3; 2 Chronicles 28:12; Jeremiah 40:7-8; A. E. Cowley, Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B. C. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1923/ reprint Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2005). text #30.18, text #31.17) = NT Greek ioanan, iōannēs.[3]

Although JOHN the Baptist is not named in the Book of Mormon, he is referenced in 1 Nephi 10:7-10 and 2 Nephi 31:4-8. For Old Testament references see Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1. For New Testament references see Luke 1:5-25 and 7:24-29.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐉𐐤 (dʒɒn)

Notes


  1. R. Brown, Birth of the Messiah, 656.
  2. HALOT.
  3. "Johanan," ABD, III:881-882; R. Collins, "John," ABD, III:883-886; P. Hollenbach, "John the Baptist," ABD, III:887-899.

Bibliography


Brown, Raymond E. The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, rev. ed., Anchor Bible Reference Library. Doubleday, 1993.

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